Cowboy camp meeting set for July 21-22

The Mosquero Cowboy Camp Meeting, “It’s a God Thing!” will be on July 21-22. The country and gospel singing jamboree offers a free weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment. There will be chuck wagon meals, campfire music, cowboy games, wagon rides, ground or goat roping, horseshoe contests, prizes and games for all ages. Campers […]

Community Notes: Open government, cowboy gathering

Open Government Workshop on Friday The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is holding a workshop on the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act at 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The workshop will provide assistance to local governments, members of public boards and commissions and the general public in understanding our open […]

003-102007: Community Notes

Urban Cowboy musical slated for Monday The musical Urban Cowboy, based on the movie Urban Cowboy and starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, will be playing for one night only in Tucumcari. The musical opens at 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Tickets are availabe at the door. Do you want customers to […]

Farrier forges new house of worship

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On South Lake Street, there has been a quiet transformation taking place over the past several months. The former business of a trucking company is now home to the The Father’s Forge. It’s a small Christian faith group that’s been growing into a church congregation headed up lead pastor, Eddy […]

These smart toppers merit a place in the Smithsonian

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw, had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

Ode to women in chaps

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There’s something oh, so charming about girl’s basketball Or lawyers wearing pantyhose or sweethearts with a drawl I like doctors with mascara and with painted fingernails And flirty flight attendants with their pretty ponytails There’s school marms in the classroom, some are nice but some are meanies And hurricanes named […]

Cowboy principals down to essentials

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Last year, Turner Classic Movies invited me to be part of a month of shows featuring old western movies. First I declined, explaining that although I enjoyed them I was not an authority on the subject. I suggested they try some of the veteran western actors who were still around like Buck […]

Cowboy finds haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mississippi cowboy Clifford Bowden said he went from having nothing in the hurricane ravaged town of Poplarville, Miss., to having a home, a job, a car — and even a girlfriend — after several weeks in Tucumcari. “I like this town,” Bowden said. “It’s really going good.” Bowden, age 24, said […]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]

Cowboy has one of those days

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It’s the kind of day every cowboy dreams of. Almost makes you wish they weren’t numbered. When the desert is green, it’s like Wyoming when the wind’s not blowing, or a sunny winter day in Ohio. It’s early fall. Still supposed to be hot today but we’ve got morning cloud […]